The Phillies split a doubleheader on Thursday with the Mets. The first game made some history as they momentarily forgot how to play baseball and allowed the Mets to score 24 runs.
They are booing in Philadelphia as Rhys Hoskins drops a routine fly ball for the Phillies' fourth error in five innings. It's as if the Phillies and Nationals are banding together and saying, "No, please, we want the Braves to win the NL East!"
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 16, 2018
The Mets became the first team in the Modern Era to win and lose games in the same season by at least 20 runs .
On Thursday, the Mets became the first team in the Modern Era (since 1900) to win and lose games in the same season by at least 20 runs
Three teams did that prior to 1900; the 1883 Buffalo Bisons, the 1887 Philadelphia Phillies and the 1894 Philadelphia Phillies (@EliasSports). pic.twitter.com/wiFlRlMOoR
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 17, 2018
At one point the Phillies completely gave up and had a couple of position players pitch.
Position players hitting>>> pic.twitter.com/tSXyQuBRJN
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 16, 2018
Phillies SS Scott Kingery throwing GAS from the mound pic.twitter.com/TexehspT4N
— Charm City Wire (@charmcitywire) August 17, 2018
Philadelphia bounced back in the second game and only allowed the Mets to score 6 runs. The win kept them only a game and a half behind the Braves in the NL East.